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As an Arts major at the University of Waterloo, my first day as a co-op student in the Maplesoft marketing department was a bit of a blur. I was hearing a lot of mathematical jargon that I did not understand. Other than a mandatory statistics class in my second year at university, I haven’t taken a math course since high school, over two years ago. I spent my first week as the marketing assistant educating myself about the basics of marketing complex math software. My favourite method for doing this was to read through the Maplesoft user stories. As I read, I was amazed by the variety of customers and the endless applications that Maplesoft products had contributed to. It became apparent that math is a part of every industry and it is in the design of many products. There were a few stories from the robotics industry in particular that really sparked my interest in the software that I now market. 


We’ve all seen the futuristic movies where robots gradually get smarter and smarter, developing enough intelligence to control the human race, and eventually, take over the world. As it turns out, Engineered Arts, a UK robotics company, is bringing us one step closer to that reality. Well… they’re maybe not ready for world domination just yet, but they are working on one of the most advanced and human-like robots that the world has seen outside of a Hollywood production, and they are doing this using MapleSim. The first generation of the biologically inspired robot was named RoboThespian. With his ability to speak and sing, he was used to educate, entertain, and investigate new developments in robotics. However, he was largely static. That’s when the engineers began work on generation two of their robot, named Byrun, who has the ability to walk, run, jump, and hop as well as speak and sing. Byrun can even express thousands of different facial features thanks to his projective head display. This makes him even more human-like; scary or cool? I’m thinking a bit of both. If you’re interested in the story, click here to continue reading about it.


Another unexpected use of MapleSim was adopted as a joint research project between Ryerson University and McMaster University. I never would have guessed that math software could be applied to the process of human birth. Nevertheless, a group of researchers used MapleSim to simulate induced labour with a Foley Catheter. In short, this is when a small balloon is inserted through the opening of the cervix creating a downward pressure that effectively tricks the cervix into opening for labour to begin. Though the application of this story surprised me, it makes a lot of sense to use modelling software for a research project like this. It’s more efficient to get all of the kinks out of the virtual model in a simulation program before building a physical model that could end up being dysfunctional. According to Dr. James Andrew Smith, a Biomedical Engineering researcher and Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, who is the lead researcher on the project, “Modern engineering has a lot to offer the medical world,” especially when it saves on time and cost. Click here to read more about this story and to watch a video of the finished model.


After two months at Maplesoft, I have noticed that I don’t look at things in the same way that I used to. I find myself staring at a toaster and imagining how it was designed. Did the engineers use advanced physical simulation and modeling software to make the most efficient toaster possible? Well, if it can still only toast on one side then, my guess is no! Maplesoft has many more user stories that I haven’t had the chance to read yet. With customers ranging from BMW to Pixar, Maplesoft continues to expand its customer base and adapt its software to support more and more unique applications. I can’t wait to hear what new and unexpected things will be done with the software next!


We find recent applications of the components applied to the linear momentum, circular equations applied to engineering. Just simply replace the vector or scalar fields to thereby reasoning and use the right button.

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Currently calculations: equations, regression analysis, differential equations, etc; to mention a few of them; are developed using traditional methods ie even are proposed and solved by hand and on paper. In teaching our scientists and engineers use the chalkboard as a way to reach students and enable them to solve their calculation. To what extent Maple contributes to research on new mathematical models applied science and engineering ?. Maplesoft appears as a proposal to resolve problems with our traditional proposed intelligent algorithms, development process, embedded components, and not only them but also generates type applications for Apple ipad tablets signature. Based on the computer algebra system Maple Maplesoft gives us the package which works exactly like we were on our work. I will show how mathematics is developed from a purely basic to reach modeling differential equations applied to education and engineering. Also visualizare current techniques for developing applications for mobile devices.





Lenin Araujo Castillo

Physics Pure

Computer Science

Today science professionals in engineering software used to only work on the desktop and even just looking to download and use mobile apps math; but they are not able to design their own applications.Maplesoft to set the solution to it through its Maple package; software supports desktop and mobile; solves problems of analysis and calculation with Embedded Components. To show this we have taken the area of different mathematical topics; fixed horizontally to a certain range of parameters and not just a constant as it is customary to develop. This paper shows how the Embedded Components allow us to develop mathematics in all areas. Achieving build applications that are interactive in mobile devices such as tablets; which are used at any time. Maple gives us design according to our university or research need, based on contemporary and modern mathematics.With this method we encourage students, teachers and researchers to use graphics algorithms.




Lenin Araujo Castillo

Physics Pure

Computer Science

I would like to pay attention to a series of applications by Samir Khan
My congratulations to the author on his work well done. New capacities of Global Optimization Toolbox are spectacular. For example, in the first application  an optimization
problem in 101 variables under 5050 nonlinear  constraints
(other than 202 bounds) is solved.
I think it requires a very powerful comp and much time.
I tried that  problem for n=20 with the good old DirectSearch
on my comp (4 GB RAM, Pentium Dual-Core CPU E5700@3GHz) by

soln2 := DirectSearch:-GlobalSearch(rc, {cons1, cons2, rc >= 0,
seq(`and`(vars[i] >= -70, vars[i] <= 70), i = 1 .. 2*n), rc <= 70},
variables = vars, method = quadratic, number = 140, solutions = 1,
evaluationlimit = 20000)

and obtained not so bad rc=69.9609360106765 (whereas gives rc=58.4005674790451137175957) in about one hour.
For n=50 the memory of my comp cannot allocate calculations or the obtained result by the Search command is far away from the one in packomania.


In Maple 18, the Database package has been updated to include support for SQlite databases as well as a new option for plots to change the background images on plots.  To showcase both of these features, our engineering team put together an example that optimizes the flight path of a pan-US delivery drone.

This application extracts the latitude and longitude of those zip codes from an SQLlite database (the application includes the database, which cross-references US zip codes against their latitude, longitude, city and state). The application then performs a traveling salesman optimization and plots the shortest path on a map of the US.

To download the application click here:

I installed the shared library from

and it seems to have loaded ok. Now I can do

See ?share and ?share,contents for information about the share library

When browsing help, I noticed it has a function called IntSolve() for solving linear integral equations. Maple itself has function called intsolve() which is build-in.

Since Maple is case sensitive, I assumed when I type IntSolve() then it will find the shared version of IntSolve() automatically and not call Maple's own intsolve. And that is indeed what happed. I typed an example from the help on share as you can see


eq1 := p(x)-1/2*Int(x*y*p(y),y=0....1)=5/6*x;
                             ---- x
                            p(x) = x

Ok, So one of them is a little wrong :).

But suppose I want to explicitly add the share library there, in the call, as prefix, so that when I look at the code later, I can see which function I am calling. How should one do this? I tried

    Error, `share` does not evaluate to a module


The strange thing, is that this worked


Basically, all what I want is to way to add the share name to all the calls somewhere, so I know, when looking at the code, which call is from which library or package.

Any idea how to do this? So to avoid any possible name clash since the share library seems large.

I am using Maple 17.02

Has anyone used this product


Maple IDE is the only Eclipse™ based efficient development toolkit to rapidly build standout applications for one of the most powerful Computer Algebra Systems.

I'm looking for several challenging projects for a Calculus II course using Maple which I'll be teaching in Spring 2013.  By challenging I mean that the project will have several steps including both conceptual and computational aspects.  I'd also like them to be suitable for group work if possible.  I'd be willing to devote from 3-5 class periods for each of three or four different projects.  Our Calc I and Calc II are five hour...

We are proud to announce you about the new feature in the Maple Programming Environment - Importing existing MPL files into a Maple Project.

You can update Maple Programming Environment using Update Manager mechanism in the Eclipse.

The following article briefly introduces the migrating process using the new import wizard,...

Maple Programming Environment (MPE) is the only Eclipse™ based efficient development toolkit to rapidly build standout applications for Maple.

MPE harnesses the flexibility of Eclipse and focuses it into a powerful Maple development engine.

MPE includes multiple productivity-boosting features, which spare you from tedious routine, time loosing and keeping your focus on your ideas.

Any word on an applications collection DVD(s) from maplesofts applications center for offline browsing?
I had made the suggestion a while ago.  What is the status of that project?  Is it still under consideration?

I thought it could be purchased seperately, or included in new releases of Maple.

  * All the applications in the application center in a similar browsable format
  * Update button that updates a folder on your...

Just a curious question.

Why when some new applications are added to the application center they do not always get inserted at the top of the list? 


One of the challenges in Linear Algebra is in developing problems, projects, and exercises that are both larger dimensional and student-accessible. Indeed, round-off error, computational complexity, difficulty factoring characteristic polynomials of degree 3 or higher, and similar aspects often mean that any problems or applications of rank 3 or higher are approached solely via technology. 

However, that same technology can be used to create...

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